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Trump's RNC takeover and Orban meeting are a frightening glimpse into the GOP's future

  

Category:  Op/Ed

Via:  dig  •  one month ago  •  116 comments

By:   Ja'han Jones

Trump's RNC takeover and Orban meeting are a frightening glimpse into the GOP's future
Donald Trump has essentially turned the Republican Party into another of his family businesses

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


On the same day Trump was scheduled to meet with Hungary's authoritarian ruler, his handpicked candidates took the reins of the RNC.

On Friday, the Republican National Committee officially voted to install Donald Trump’s hand-picked nominees to oversee the RNC’s operations — and, perhaps more importantly, its finances — in the run-up to this year’s elections. 

After Trump and his supporters pushed out (now freshly resigned chair) Ronna McDaniel, the MAGA movement installed in her place a pair of even more ardent loyalists — exemplified by the former president’s own daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who has vowed to spend “every penny” of the RNC’s money to elect Trump. Elected as her co-chair is Michael Whatley, an election denier who previously led the North Carolina GOP. And serving as the RNC’s chief of staff alongside those two is Trump campaign adviser Chris LaCivita, a Swift Boat campaigner who’s functioned as the former president’s personal attack dog. 

McDaniel got emotional during her final speech as chair, and in a nod to the right-wing backlash against her recent tenure, she pleaded for party unity going forward. “I’m gonna ask you to join me in uniting for the next eight months and committing everything you have” to making sure Republicans win in November, she said before handing her gavel to Whatley.

With that, Donald Trump has essentially turned the Republican Party into another of his family businesses. It’s certainly insular and (if you take Lara Trump’s word for it) singularly focused on her father-in-law’s success. For Republicans’ sake, they ought to pray the RNC doesn’t go the way of other ventures that had "Trump" on the label, like Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump University, Trump Airlines, etc., etc.

But it’s hard to see the Trump RNC faring much better. As I wrote last month, there are several ways a gold-plated, Trump-branded RNC is likely to go wrong for Republicans, both politically and financially. 

What makes the timing of this takeover more noteworthy is that it comes on the same day Trump meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a bigoted authoritarian who has sat atop his Fidesz Party for most of the last 30 years and used anti-democratic means — like gerrymandering and attacks on press freedoms — to harden its political power in ways some fear could keep Orban in power indefinitely. (He’s already the longest-serving leader in the European Union at 14 years.)

Trump’s RNC takeover, paired with his Orban meeting, signals the conservative movement's race toward a truly illiberal agenda. Like Orban, Trump has assumed full control of his party. Now, I suspect, comes the self-serving spending and another Republican platform that's only designed to put Trump in the White House and to ensure he can stay there as long as he wants.


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Dig
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1  seeder  Dig    one month ago

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Reagan is probably turning over in his grave, not to mention Lincoln.

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Gsquared
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1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @1    one month ago
Dig deeper.

Translation:  Dig deeper into your wallets, suckers.

 
 
 
Dig
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1.1.1  seeder  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    one month ago

Exactly.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Dig @1    one month ago

Lincoln especially, the poster child for true liberals and progressives.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @1.2    one month ago

that's quite the trajectory for a political party. start off with lincoln and end all it with trump...

 
 
 
JBB
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1.2.2  JBB  replied to  Split Personality @1.2    one month ago

Which is why the once upper case GOP, The Grand Old Party of Lincoln, is now referred to in the lower case as merely "the gop"...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1.2.2    one month ago

they're the gqp nowadays - a bunch of weirdos and whackjobs - those on the former 'president's' ass kissing bandwagon that is

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2  TᵢG    one month ago

What is it about this guy that is so attractive to the current GOP?

I cannot think of a worse nominee historically for the GOP.   In spite of his many serious wrongdoings as PotUS, the GOP is worshipping this scoundrel.   Amazing how low the GOP has dropped in integrity since the time of Gary Hart.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.1  seeder  Dig  replied to  TᵢG @2    one month ago
I cannot think of a worse nominee historically for the GOP.

I thought that in 2016, but now he's 10 times worse, and judging by the primaries so far a huge percentage of R voters still love him. Think about what that says about them. It's pathetic. Hell, it's un-American.

 
 
 
CB
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2.2  CB  replied to  TᵢG @2    one month ago

and this one:

There may appear to be a non-connection between your question and these portions of a larger and longer interview, but listen to the "logic" from Carlson it is indicative of what Trump is running as:  A paternal father figure for the nation . That is, some conservatives (MAGAs) want to dominate the culture and governance of our country from top to bottom!

That said, Carlson's arguments are specious (as are Trump's and his are even worse). There is another clip between Cuomo and Carlson on January 6, capitol incident in the line-up on the Youtube site. 

These are instances of " Trump Think " prevalent in MAGA.

I like Cuomo's push-back even though he is sitting in the presence of a MAGA 'beast.' 

Also, I have to say this: Carlson is pulling a lot of facial expressions that are 'off' in there own way. Watch his facial expressions a while. 

 
 
 
evilone
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2.3  evilone  replied to  TᵢG @2    one month ago
What is it about this guy that is so attractive to the current GOP?

He's a useful idiot. They want to install a theocracy and once that's complete they'll have no use for him any longer.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  evilone @2.3    one month ago

They want to install a theocracy and once that's complete they'll have no use for him any longer.

Trump couldn't care less about any god.  Trump wants at least an aristocracy, but am sure he would prefer a monarchy with him as the monarch.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I wonder if the Trump supporters on NT would donate now to the RNC, in other words walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.  

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

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TᵢG
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4.1  TᵢG  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Certainly more appropriate.   If he gets the chance to act.

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.2  cjcold  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Pretty sure that anybody who wears a baseball cap is a fool.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @4.2    one month ago

Don’t think much of baseball players?

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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4.2.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.1    one month ago

i have heard them called trucker caps , and that bill does serve a purpose when driving a semi , some of the younger folks like keeping the bill backwards to keep the sun off the back of their necks but complain the suns too bright and they cant see......

personally i wear a ventilated ( mesh) boonie style that looks like the panama jack hat .

 
 
 
Dig
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4.2.3  seeder  Dig  replied to  cjcold @4.2    one month ago
Pretty sure that anybody who wears a baseball cap is a fool.

Maybe if it's a Trump cap, but that one isn't.

Lots of people wear ball caps, including me, especially when doing yard work. They're cool and comfortable in the heat, you can easily wear hearing protection over them, and the bill is great for keeping the sun out of your eyes.

For some things, you can't beat 'em.

Weird. I don't know if I've ever seen anyone knock ball caps before, lol.

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.2.4  cjcold  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.1    one month ago

Never cared for the game of baseball.

Never cared for Trump or his hats.

Do wear an Ausie breezer at times.

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.3  cjcold  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

I would have to throw punches in my hood wearing that.

 
 
 
Thomas
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5  Thomas    one month ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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6  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

The RNC had 1/3 of the cash reserves of the DNC and they fire 60 employees less than 8 months out from a Presidential election - winning formula for sure.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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6.1  TᵢG  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6    one month ago

Given the intent is to elect Trump (forget about the rest of the candidates), my comment is 'good'!

 
 
 
Dig
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7  seeder  Dig    one month ago

In related news...

Republican Rep. Ken Buck to leave Congress next week, narrowing GOP's slim majority

Buck, a staunch conservative who already declined to run for reelection as he became increasingly critical of his party's handling of former President Donald Trump, made his surprise announcement in the midst of the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Special Counsel Robert Hur's investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.

During an appearance on CNN, Buck lamented that he hadn't been able to ask a question in the hearing yet even though he is the third-ranking Republican on the committee.

“A lot of this is personal. That's the problem," Buck said. "Instead of having decorum — instead of acting in a professional manner — this place has really devolved into this bickering and nonsense," he said, adding that this was the worst of his nine years in Congress.

Buck has had it with MAGA and decided to leave early, without finishing his term like he had previously planned.

Apparently, leaving early allows him to stick it to Boebert, who moved across the state to run for his seat when she thought he simply wasn't going to seek reelection. Now she'll have to run against the incumbent winner of the special election in June.

 
 
 
devangelical
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7.1  devangelical  replied to  Dig @7    one month ago

buck left that thumper wimp, mike johnson, a voicemail letting him know he was done 20 minutes before the hearing. hopefully buck's early departure will fuck over the GOP in colorado, exploit the fractured christo-fascist party in the state, and take advantage of no RNC campaign money for down ballot races after their commie loving autocrat POS presidential candidate has his skank DIL loot their bank account at his direction. the GOP deserves what trump is about to do to them.

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
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8  Igknorantzruls    one month ago

As the world turns 

from the centrifugal forcing momentum from so many former Founding Fathers frantically spinning in their graves

 
 
 
cjcold
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8.1  cjcold  replied to  Igknorantzruls @8    one month ago

Thankfully you didn't trash the GH Luke and Laura show!

Used to watch it 50 years ago when I was on drugs.

 
 
 
Thomas
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9  Thomas    one month ago

And you guys said I was melodramatic when I drew parallels between this country and 30's Europe.

I know some people on this site are still enthralled by the Trump pathos. To them I have to say ... jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1  devangelical  replied to  Thomas @9    one month ago

... not me. I wonder what maga stands for in german...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @9.1    one month ago
I wonder what maga stands for in german

Make Adolf Great Again

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @9.1.1    one month ago

yup, same thing...

 
 
 
cjcold
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9.1.3  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @9.1    one month ago

The problem being that Hitler was actually elected.

VOTE!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @9    one month ago

I agreed with you.

 
 
 
Thomas
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9.2.1  Thomas  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.2    one month ago

Well, that's good. When we put that in a hat will it fill quicker than a MAGA hat?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @9.2.1    one month ago

yep!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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10  Trout Giggles    one month ago
Lara Trump, who has vowed to spend “every penny” of the RNC’s money to elect Trump.

She'll bankrupt the RNC and then wonder where all the money went

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @10    one month ago

yeah, I'm thinking she's never had to balance a checkbook before, but to be charitable, her public devotion to the embarrassment of  her inlaw's family mentally challenged husband for so many years is to be commended...

 
 
 
fineline
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10.1.1  fineline  replied to  devangelical @10.1    one month ago

They should celebrate her success with a nose picking contest !

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.1.2  devangelical  replied to  fineline @10.1.1    one month ago

I wonder what she had to do at mar-a-lardo to get that job...

 
 
 
fineline
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10.1.3  fineline  replied to  devangelical @10.1.2    one month ago

Bet  it involved San Francisco slippers !

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.1.4  devangelical  replied to  fineline @10.1.3    one month ago

... and a signed non-disclosure agreement.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @10.1    one month ago

poor Eric, lol

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @10.1.4    one month ago

I almost feel sorry for Eric, almost

 
 
 
cjcold
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10.1.7  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @10.1    one month ago
to be commended.

To be committed?

Where's a good mental hospital when ya really need one?

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.2  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @10    one month ago

 
 
 
CB
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10.2.1  CB  replied to  devangelical @10.2    one month ago

(For 2025 issues, growth, development, and reading 'pleasure')

This is what MAGAs will be up to 'day One' and continuing in 2025 if Trump wins! Career government folks will lose their jobs as Trump's THINK-TANKS are planning a whole of government approach to hiring and firing . To that end, this PDF document (below) is 900 pages plus long!

(  Actual reading starts at  Page 36 of the PDF!)

Project 2025's "Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise"

—Page  4 — Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise

PROMISE # 1 :   RESTORE THE FAMILY AS THE CENTERPIECE OF AMERICAN LIFE AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN  .

The next conservative President must get to work pursuing the true priority of politics—the well-being of the American family. In many ways, the entire point of centralizing political power is to subvert the family. Its purpose is to replace people’s natural loves and loyalties with unnatural ones. You see this in the popular left-wing aphorism, “Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.” But in real life, most of the things people “do together” have nothing to do with government. These are the mediating institutions that serve as the building blocks of any healthy society. Marriage. Family. Work. Church. School. Volunteering. The name real people give to the things we do together is community, not government. Our lives are full of interwoven, overlapping communities, and our individual and collective happiness depends upon them. But the most important community in each of our lives—and the life of the nation—is the family. Today, the American family is in crisis. Forty percent of all children are born to unmarried mothers, including more than 70 percent of black children. There is no government program that can replace the hole in a child’s soul cut out by the absence of a father. Fatherlessness is one of the principal sources of American poverty, crime, mental illness, teen suicide, substance abuse, rejection of the church, and high school dropouts. So many of the problems government programs are designed to solve—but can’t—are ultimately problems created by the crisis of marriage and the family. The world has never seen a thriving, healthy, free, and prosperous society where most children grow up without their married parents. If current trends continue, we are heading toward social implosion. Furthermore, the next conservative President must understand that using government alone to respond to symptoms of the family crisis is a dead end. Federal power must instead be wielded to reverse the crisis and rescue America’s kids from familial breakdown. The Conservative Promise includes dozens of specific policies to accomplish this existential task. Some are obvious and long-standing goals like eliminating marriage penalties in federal welfare programs and the tax code and installing work requirements for food stamps. But we must go further. It’s time for policymakers to elevate family authority, formation, and cohesion as their top priority and even use government power, including through the tax code, to restore the American family. Today the Left is threatening the tax-exempt status of churches and charities that reject woke progressivism. They will soon turn to Christian schools and clubs with the same totalitarian intent. The next conservative President must make the institutions of American civil society hard targets for woke culture warriors. This starts with deleting the terms sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”), diversity, equity, and inclusion.

— Page 5 — 2025 Presidential Transition Project

(“DEI”), gender, gender equality, gender equity, gender awareness, gender-sensitive, abortion, reproductive health, reproductive rights, and any other term used to deprive Americans of their First Amendment rights out of every federal rule, agency regulation, contract, grant, regulation, and piece of legislation that exists. Pornography, manifested today in the omnipresent propagation of transgender ideology and sexualization of children, for instance, is not a political Gordian knot inextricably binding up disparate claims about free speech, property rights, sexual liberation, and child welfare. It has no claim to First Amendment protection. Its purveyors are child predators and misogynistic exploiters of women. Their product is as addictive as any illicit drug and as psychologically destructive as any crime. Pornography should be outlawed. The people who produce and distribute it should be imprisoned. Educators and public librarians who purvey it should be classed as registered sex offenders. And telecommunications and technology firms that facilitate its spread should be shuttered.

In our schools, the question of parental authority over their children’s education is a simple one: Schools serve parents, not the other way around. That is, of course, the best argument for universal school choice—a goal all conservatives and conservative Presidents must pursue. But even before we achieve that long-term goal, parents’ rights as their children’s primary educators should be non-negotiable in American schools. States, cities and counties, school boards, union bosses, principals, and teachers who disagree should be immediately cut off from federal funds. The noxious tenets of “critical race theory” and “gender ideology” should be excised from curricula in every public school in the country. These theories poison our children, who are being taught on the one hand to affirm that the color of their skin fundamentally determines their identity and even their moral status while on the other they are taught to deny the very creatureliness that inheres in being human and consists in accepting the givenness of our nature as men or women. Allowing parents or physicians to “reassign” the sex of a minor is child abuse and must end. For public institutions to use taxpayer dollars to declare the superiority or inferiority of certain races, sexes, and religions is a violation of the Constitution and civil rights law and cannot be tolerated by any government anywhere in the country. But the pro-family promises expressed in this book, and central to the next conservative President’s agenda, must go much further than the traditional, narrow definition of “family issues.” Every threat to family stability must be confronted. This resolve should color each of our policies. Consider our approach to Big Tech. The worst of these companies prey on children, like drug dealers, to get them addicted to their mobile apps. Many Silicon Valley executives famously don’t let their own kids have smart phones.2 They nevertheless make billions of dollars addicting other people’s children to theirs. TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are specifically designed to create the digital

— Page  6 — Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise

dependencies that fuel mental illness and anxiety, to fray children’s bonds with their parents and siblings. Federal policy cannot allow this industrial-scale child abuse to continue. Finally, conservatives should gratefully celebrate the greatest pro-family win in a generation: overturning Roe v. Wade, a decision that for five decades made a mockery of our Constitution and facilitated the deaths of tens of millions of unborn children. But the Dobbs decision is just the beginning. Conservatives in the states and in Washington, including in the next conservative Administration, should push as hard as possible to protect the unborn in every jurisdiction in America. In particular, the next conservative President should work with Congress to enact the most robust protections for the unborn that Congress will support while deploying existing federal powers to protect innocent life and vigorously complying with statutory bans on the federal funding of abortion. Conservatives should ardently pursue these pro-life and pro-family policies while recognizing the many women who find themselves in immensely difficult and often tragic situations and the hero- ism of every choice to become a mother. Alternative options to abortion, especially adoption, should receive federal and state support. In summary, the next President has a moral responsibility to lead the nation in restoring a culture of life in America again .
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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10.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @10.2    one month ago

Tom Petty returned from the grave with a cease and desist order

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @10.2    one month ago

I saw that just a little while ago with my dad - still freaking hilarious

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @10.2    one month ago

lol - they left voluntarily

not that there will be anything left of their treasury once the former 'president' is done raping, pillaging, and looting, like he did with his 'presidency' and his criminal enterprise of an administration

so right - dev - it's hilarious what they're letting this gargantuan turd do to them

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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10.2.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.4    one month ago
former 'president' is done raping, pillaging, and looting, like he did with his 'presidency' and his criminal enterprise of an administration

Like what exactly?

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.2.6  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.4    one month ago

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.4    one month ago

and Lara now funds all her future nips and tucks and lip fillers, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. through them also

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.2.8  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @10.2.6    one month ago

jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif that's what he was doing the first time.

 
 
 
cjcold
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10.2.9  cjcold  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.2.2    one month ago

Jammed with and smoked pot with Tom way back in the day when life was a good thing.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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11  Thrawn 31    one month ago

If it’s another family business the RNC will be bankrupt in a matter of months. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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11.1  devangelical  replied to  Thrawn 31 @11    one month ago

rushing headlong into a collision of comedy this summer...

 
 
 
TᵢG
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11.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  devangelical @11.1    one month ago

A tragic comedy.

 
 
 
devangelical
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11.1.2  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @11.1.1    one month ago

I no longer have any sympathy for the willfully ignorant.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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11.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  devangelical @11.1.2    one month ago

Nor should you since Trump is harmful to the entire nation ... not just to the GOP.

 
 
 
devangelical
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11.1.4  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @11.1.3    one month ago

yeah well, at my age, their future will never be my future...

 
 
 
Dig
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11.1.5  seeder  Dig  replied to  devangelical @11.1.2    one month ago

The Republican Party has lost me forever.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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11.1.6  TᵢG  replied to  Dig @11.1.5    one month ago

Given they have been Trump's party since ~ 2018 (about a year after he took office) and are now entirely a Trump cult (evidenced by Trump being the presumptive nominee), the recovery to a rational party is not in the foreseeable future.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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11.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  TᵢG @11.1.6    one month ago

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JBB
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11.1.8  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @11.1.7    one month ago

What? Projection? That doesn't even make any sense...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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11.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @11.1.8    one month ago

I understand it quite well.

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
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11.1.10  Igknorantzruls  replied to  TᵢG @11.1.6    one month ago
are now entirely a Trump cult

People thought i was exaggerating big time when i first used this label.

I can think of no other word that better depicts "Dereliction of Duty Dons', Devoted Following , of Followers devoid of actual truths, irregardless of the amount of proof, as quality logical facts, they decide just go poof !    i know you are but what am i,      no u didn't, yes i did       you are too       am not    D 2 ?  is that you, or AI, cause AL could be the A i guy, just spelled differently  . '

Man, when the AI fakes kick in, Trump and cult cump will think they have the culpable deniability, that they somehow seem to believe, they deserve and possess now

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
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11.1.11  Igknorantzruls  replied to  Texan1211 @11.1.9    one month ago
I understand it quite well.

as do some of us

 
 
 
Texan1211
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11.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Igknorantzruls @11.1.11    one month ago

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Igknorantzruls
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11.1.13  Igknorantzruls  replied to  Texan1211 @11.1.12    one month ago
But clearly not all, as evidenced above.

ok, ill be clearly not all, and you can be, clearly , not at all...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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11.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Igknorantzruls @11.1.13    one month ago

that makes no sense.

 
 
 
CB
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11.1.15  CB  replied to  Dig @11.1.5    one month ago

Me too. Any party, be it democratic or republican, that refused to let people live their best lives. . . I am against it.

Yes, as a pragmatist, I will vote for the best of two, and for now the best is limited to one: The Democratic Party. 

That's how I see it. May be not for everybody or anybody else!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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11.1.16  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @11.1    one month ago

Mario Puzo's Godfather was based on the Borgias - Pope Alexander VI - one of his daughters Lucrezia you may be familiar with - I'm big on mafia history and the Borgias - as I was saying - the book about them is called The Family and the Godfather is based on the Borgia family.  Puzo considered them the first mob family.

I relate them to the former 'president' in many ways and his 'family'.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
11.1.17  Tessylo  replied to  Igknorantzruls @11.1.10    one month ago

But didn't you hear?  He now calls himself 'Honest Don'

Sounds like a mobster/gangster - how shocking - projection at its' finest

 
 
 
cjcold
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11.1.18  cjcold  replied to  TᵢG @11.1.1    one month ago

A comedy of errors?

 
 
 
cjcold
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11.1.19  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @11.1.17    one month ago

The "Teflon Don" fell hard!

 
 
 
Split Personality
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12  Split Personality    one month ago

The RNC decline began when the highly successful and popular Michae Steele was replaced by Mitt Romney's niece Ronna.

When the Trump campaign pulled off an unexpected victory in 2016

by early 2017 Trump instructed Ronna Romney McDaniel to drop the Romney from her name if she wanted to keep the job.

She complied and went on to prove she was no Michael Steele.

Now Ronna has been dumped for crazy Michael Whatley and Lara Trump.

What could go wrong?

Supposedly some 65 RNC staffers were fired today.

Recently the New York Times reached out to each of the 168 RNC staffers including McDaniels and only 4 endorsed Donald Trump

Odds are that this will get much worse before the RNC simply becomes another non paying resident of Trump Towers...

 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @12    one month ago

I saw an interesting story about the trump campaign bringing in some heavy hitters of past rwnj dirty tricksters.

 
 
 
cjcold
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12.1.1  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @12.1    one month ago
past rwnj dirty tricksters.

Trump's base.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
12.2  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @12    one month ago

These ass kissers of the former 'president' have no spines whatsoever.  She dropped Romney from her name at the turd's insistence?

Wow!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
12.3  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @12    one month ago

At least Steele had a spine and a conscience - he is someone I might have considered voting for.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
13  JBB    one month ago

Dollars to donuts the RNC and the Trump campaign will bring the infamous Oklahoma dark web political operative and Trump's 2020 Deputy Campaign Manager "Stephanie Mulligan Alexander" back onboard again for 2024. When they do expect things to get extra dirty really fast.

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CB
Professor Principal
13.1  CB  replied to  JBB @13    one month ago

I am just waiting for the RNC lawsuits (for 'unjust' and possibly illegal firings) to start dropping. BTW, if Trump can pull off a win in 2024 and start "shitcanning" career contractual workers in the federal system and installing his cult members. . . more lawsuits will begin to fly all over the place!

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.1.1  cjcold  replied to  CB @13.1    one month ago

If Trump actually wins in 2024, I'd sure hate to be on his SS security detail. So many will be so pissed!

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.1.2  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @13.1.1    one month ago

the SS will rotate their disciplinary problem agents thru that detail. the mormons have melania locked in...

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.1.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @13.1.2    one month ago

don't tell maga, but all of trump's SS agents are really FBI guys ...

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.1.4  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @13.1.3    one month ago

... collecting the remaining missing classified documents.

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.1.5  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @13.1.4    one month ago

... bugging his homes and jet. keeping tabs on the movements of his henchmen.

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.2  devangelical  replied to  JBB @13    one month ago

from drifty to grifty ...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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13.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @13.2    one month ago

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I believe some here are 'working for the other side'

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @13.2.1    one month ago

back on NV when she was defending ted the ped nugent once, I suggested she send her teenage daughter to him to collect an autographed picture. the resulting brouha turned into her and 2 or 3 other reregs getting banned. LOL

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
13.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @13.2.2    one month ago

It's always the 'guys' with the smallest 'man'hood' who seem to have so much to prove like that scumbag nugent and his good buddy, the former 'president'

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
13.2.4  JBB  replied to  devangelical @13.2    one month ago

The mugshot is from from Alexander's cocaine arrest. She was found. "Difficult" and "Hard to work with" by the 2020 campaign that had held off hiring her...

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TᵢG
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13.2.5  TᵢG  replied to  JBB @13.2.4    one month ago

Looks like Driftwood's avatar.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
13.2.6  JBB  replied to  TᵢG @13.2.5    one month ago

Yes, it does. Stephanie Mulligan married Chad Alexander an Oklahoma gop operative and convicted coke dealer...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2.7  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @13.2.2    one month ago

I miss the vine but like this platform better.

Seems Perrie took vine.2 to a better place.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2.8  cjcold  replied to  JBB @13.2.4    one month ago

So sad that I got involved with cocaine whores back in the day. Stopped selling it and they went away.

Figured out who my true friends were.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2.9  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @13.2.3    one month ago

And hard core folk like Travis and Taylor are liberals.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
13.2.10  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @13.2.7    one month ago

The vine really sucked.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
13.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @13    one month ago

that looks like a mugshot

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.3.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @13.3    one month ago

bingo.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
13.3.2  JBB  replied to  Trout Giggles @13.3    one month ago

One of many...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
14  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

Thanks for the fake photo of Trump as the one for the article.

 
 
 
Dig
Professor Participates
14.1  seeder  Dig  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14    one month ago

On X (Twitter) – Name this foundation shade.

Snopes – Real or Fake: Is This an Authentic Photo of Trump?

Random story search – Yahoo (with several more ridiculous makeup photos as a bonus)

The photo going viral features Trump wearing what looks like orange makeup nearly dripping off of his face — he clearly needs someone at Sephora to teach him about undertones — and was taken at a campaign rally in Iowa in the lead-up to the state’s caucuses, LGBTQ Nation reports.

Mary, this is what happens when you don't have any gays in your life — or you do and they really don't like you.

Yesterday, the Lincoln Project, a group of moderate conservative Never Trumpers, posted the photo on X asking people to “Name this foundation shade.”

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
14.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Dig @14.1    one month ago

while that shade truly captures the realistic fecal tone of the subject matter, I'm partial to the more orange toned skin with raccoon style white eye sockets and hairline border...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Dig @14.1    one month ago

Foundation Shade Shitstain #45

 
 
 
Tessylo
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14.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @14.1.1    one month ago

We should have a contest about the foundation shade colors - I already have the first entry

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
14.2  cjcold  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14    one month ago
fake photo

Funny how Trumpists say everything Trump says is fake.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
14.2.1  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @14.2    one month ago

true believers...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.3  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14    one month ago

It's not fake.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
15  Tessylo    one month ago

If possible, can someone delete my duplicate comment?  I can't edit or delete my comments.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
15.1  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @15    one month ago

Your comments are so good they should be read twice!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
15.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @15.1    one month ago

lol

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
15.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @15    one month ago

fuck that, one single repetition is nothing compared to a bunch of rwnj's chanting the same lame-ass excuses daily...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
15.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @15.2    one month ago

Yeah, the endless defense of the indefensible is so fucking tiresome.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
15.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @15.2.1    one month ago

not one original thought amongst them, that isn't criminal...

 
 

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